PREVIEW: AFC Telford United v Wrexham FC

Here’s my column from last week’s Leader. It forms part of the paper’s comprehensive pre-match coverage every Friday, featuring interviews, an in-depth look at the opposition and lots of statistical analysis. All content in the column (c) http://www.leaderlive.co.uk. It seems strange to face Telford on the last day of the season as they are our most festive foes. Every league game we’ve ever played against … Continue reading PREVIEW: AFC Telford United v Wrexham FC

PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Lincoln City

Here’s my column from last week’s Leader. It forms part of the paper’s comprehensive pre-match coverage every Friday, featuring interviews, an in-depth look at the opposition and lots of statistical analysis. All content in the column (c) http://www.leaderlive.co.uk. How quickly things change! Two seasons ago we welcomed Lincoln City to The Racecourse knowing that a victory would be a fourth home win in a row … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Lincoln City

How A Month of Progress Allowed Wrexham To Beat Torquay

The semi-final victory over Torquay might feel like the key point in our season, but if you really want to see where things turned round, have a look at the goalless draw we played out with The Gulls a month ago. Since that match, everything has changed for the better. That was a moribund match. We played with a stodgy midfield diamond which made us … Continue reading How A Month of Progress Allowed Wrexham To Beat Torquay

THE WRAP: Wrexham FC v Torquay United

Wrexham win three games in a row for the first time since December 2012 (Dartford (a) 5-1, FGR (h) 2-0, Gresley (h) 2-1) Wrexham’s first win over Torquay in five games, since April 2007. Wrexham end their longest ever run of matches against Torquay without a win (4 – matching a run of 4 between 1972 and 1984.) Joe Clarke made his 175th career appearance. … Continue reading THE WRAP: Wrexham FC v Torquay United

PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Torquay United

Here’s my column from last week’s Leader. It forms part of the paper’s comprehensive pre-match coverage every Friday, featuring interviews, an in-depth look at the opposition and lots of statistical analysis. All content in the column (c) http://www.leaderlive.co.uk. Once again we’ve reached the semi-finals of the FA Trophy, and Torquay promise to present a very particular challenge. Home advantage could be more crucial than usual … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham FC v Torquay United

BALANCE SHEET: Gateshead FC v Wrexham FC

Positives: The switch to 4-4-2 at half time which opened up the match and made victory possible. Superb character was shown to fight back from an unthreatening first half performance. Dan Bachmann’s string of excellent saves. Five out of five in the shoot-out. Possibly Manny Smith’s best performance of the season – and that’s saying something! Another superb Connor Jennings goal. Steve Tomassen’s solidity at … Continue reading BALANCE SHEET: Gateshead FC v Wrexham FC

PREVIEW: Gateshead FC v Wrexham FC

Here’s my column from last week’s Leader. It forms part of the paper’s comprehensive pre-match coverage every Friday, featuring interviews, an in-depth look at the opposition and lots of statistical analysis. All content in the column (c) http://www.leaderlive.co.uk. Gateshead away might be a tough match to negotiate if we want to keep our dreams of Wembley alive, but in recent years we’ve enjoyed the trip … Continue reading PREVIEW: Gateshead FC v Wrexham FC

Are Diamonds Forever?

The January reshaping has been done, interesting new faces have been introduced, and now we see what Kevin Wilkin can achieve with them. January felt like a transitional month to me. We settled into a diamond formation which, I suspect, is not how Wilkin will want to proceed once the new men are bedded in.  Admittedly we have a lot of central midfielders to choose … Continue reading Are Diamonds Forever?

BALANCE SHEET: Wrexham FC v Torquay United

Positives First clean sheet since Boxing Day. After a shaky start we were very compact when we didn’t have the ball. Luke Waterfall and Manny Smith’s best game together yet. An impressive performance by Steve Tomassen, who is looking solid at right back. Promising debuts from Kyle Storer and Kieron Morris. The hard work Andy Bishop and Louis Moult put in when we didn’t have … Continue reading BALANCE SHEET: Wrexham FC v Torquay United